Day 4 – Norfolk School Games in ‘oar’ of Secondary Rowers.

Friday 3rd of March played host to the final day of the Norfolk Winter School Games and over 190 athletes from across the county represented their School Sports Partnership in the Indoor Rowing Finals, at UEA Sportspark

The day saw each of the 8 School Sport Partnerships compete with 24 athletes spanning 4 years where their squads qualified via the Level 2 competition pathway.

The finals saw individual races that were ranked by athletes finishing times; following the individual races there was a series of team relays consisting of 6 athletes rotating after every 500m to complete either 3000m or 6000m depending on their age group.

Results

See below for the overall team results

1st – North Norfolk SSP – 49 pointsO63A7759

2nd – South Norfolk SSP – 52 points

3rd – West Norfolk SSP – 108 points

4th – Norwich East SSP – 133 points

5th – West Norwich and Dereham SSP – 143 points

6th – Norwich SSP – 161 points

7th – Breckland SSP – 175 points

8th – East Norfolk SSP – 193 points

You can also download the individual event results.

Photos

To view photos of all of the action please visit our photo gallery.

This event was once again strongly supported by Dan Hetherington, from British Rowing who we would like to say a huge thank you to for his continued hard work and support and special thanks also must go to Norwich Rowing club for supporting the event.

This event is extremely pleasing to organize and witness as we feel that the level of participation at both Level 2 and level 3 across the county in this event provides us with a diverse grouping of competitors that demonstrate the School Games values most evidently and really enforces the message that competitive school sport can be enjoyed by all young people.

A fantastic day enjoyed by all surrounded by a hive of atmosphere, laughter and determination to do your personal best.

“ A fantastic day excellently organized and ran, our students have really enjoyed the day, thank you!” Fakenham Academy

Many thanks to everyone involved in today’s event, our leaders who were supplied by Cliff Park Ormiston Academy were exceptional and we look forward the Norfolk Summer School Games in June.

Day 4 – Pupils Run, Jump & Throw Themselves into Sportshall Athletics Action

As part of the final day of 2017 Norfolk School Games Winter Finals action the Sportshall Athletics County Level 3 competition took place at the Sportspark. This saw nearly 200 young athletes from Years 4 to 6 taking part in a wide range of Athletics events & scoring as many points as possible for their Partnership teams.

Each of the Teams had qualified to represent theirO63A8055 local School Sports Partnership (SSP) by taking part in a prior qualifying competition. Each SSP team included competitors in both the Big Schools and the Small Schools events

Sportshall Athletics is an indoor form of track and field for children between the ages of 4 and 16.  It was created to provide a safe and warm environment for young athletes to train during the cold and dark winter months and quickly developed into a new form of team competition. The program focusses on fitness and multi-skill development providing grounding for all sports. It is totally inclusive, encourages children to get fit and promotes friendship whilst having lots of fun.

With a packed program of track & field events it didn’t take long for the action to get underway and the atmosphere to reach fever pitch inside the Main Hall of the Sportspark. There were some fantastic performances throughout the day, with all the children showing great levels of enthusiasm, teamwork & sportsmanship throughout both the Big & Small School competitions.

Results

A full breakdown of the results – including the Big Schools Girls & Boys Team winners – can be seen by clicking here,

The top 3 SSP teams overall in each competition were as follows

BIG SCHOOLS SMALL SCHOOLS
1st  Woodlands (East Norfolk SSP) 1st Fairhaven (Norwich East SSP)
2nd Fakenham (North Norfolk SSP) 2nd Wreningham (South Norfolk SSP)
3rd Drayton & Toftwood (West Norwich & Dereham SSP) 3rd Rollesby (East Norfolk SSP)
 Photos

You can also view and purchase a selection of photos, of each race taken by our event photographer by clicking here.

We would like to take this chance to say a huge thank you to Adam from Sportshall UK who compered, organised and ran the day in a brilliant manner that had everyone engaged, enthused & unable to stop smiling! The event was also supported by Sports Leaders from Easton College, who acted as officials for the Track events and ran the Field events so we would like to extend a big thank you to them as well.

The 2017 Norfolk School Games Finals take a short break now, coming back with the Year 3-4 Girls Football Competition on April 25th at Goals Soccer Centre in Norwich.

Day 4 – Young Gymnasts Show Off Their Skills At School Games Gymnastics Finals

Day 4 of the Norfolk Winter School Games 2017 saw 78 Year 1 and 2children from across the County competing in our Key Stage 1 Keysteps Gymnastics Final.

These children qualified from their Level 2 competitions to represent their respective School Sport Partnerships (SSP) from across the County and they have spent the last few weeks perfecting their vaults and the Gymnastic routines to their chosen piece of music.

We were very fortunate to have fully qualified regional, club and Sportspark coaches plus an excellent group of leaders from local Gym clubs, and also from Thorpe St Andrew School & Sixth Form, supporting us at our event today.

Along with the competition, we took advantage of the Sportpark’s amazing facilities, and offered the children some coaching on the bars, beams, tumble track and trampoline. The children thoroughly enjoyed exploring the various pieces of equipment and learning some new skills.

Congratulations go to our Norfolk School Games Keysteps 1 Gymnastics medal winners;

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1st – Spooner Row Primary School (Rainbows), who also picked up the Keysteps Gymnastics Trophy 2017.

2nd – Rollesby Primary School

3rd – St Francis of Assisi Primary School

Well done to all of our competitors for their great efforts and their enthusiasm throughout the event.

You can download the full results from the event by following the link.

Photographs

You can also view and purchase photographs of the event by visiting our event photo gallery.

 

Day 3 – Young Swimmers Make a Splash at School Games Swimming Finals

On Day 3 of the Winter Games, over 200 young swimmers competed in the Norfolk School Games Yr 4-6 swimming finals. The event saw the top young swimmers from each of the eight School Sport Partnerships (SSP) battling it out to be crowned School Games champions.

The event was held at the Sportspark at the University of East Anglia and was delivered in partnership with the UEA City of Norwich Swimming Club.

The finals included the following events for boys and girls in Years 4, 5 & 6.

  • 25m Backstroke
  • 25m Breaststroke
  • 25m Butterfly
  • 25m Freestyle
  • 4 x 25m medley relay (2 boys & 2 girls)
  • 6 x 25m freestyle canon relay (1 boy & one girl from each year group)

You can download the full results from the gala.

You can also view a gallery of photos taken at the gala by clicking here.

Jon Osborne. School Games Organiser commented;

“We are really proud to have given thousands of pupils the opportunity to take part in their very first competitive swimming gala through the qualifying events held in each of the 8 SSP’s in Norfolk in the lead up to today’s finals. It was great to see the pupils who qualified for today’s county finals challenging themselves against other top swimmers from across the county. We hope that all of the pupils involved in the Norfolk School Games swimming events will now go on and join a community swimming club in order to develop their interest in swimming further”

If your child is interested in joining a local swimming club then visit the clubs page of our website.

The Norfolk School Games Winter Finals concludes tomorrow with pupils from Y1 to Y10 competing in a variety of sports including Key Steps Gymnastics, Sportshall Athletics and Indoor Rowing. You can keep up to date with all of the action by following us on social media. Simply search for “Norfolk School Games” on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Day 3 – Pupils From Across Norfolk Take Part in Special School Winter Games

This Special School Winter Games took place on Thursday 2nd March 2017 at the Sportspark, UEA.

The event involved 5 special schools from around Norfolk:

  • Fred Nicholson School
  • Hall School
  • John Grant School
  • Sidestrand Hall School
  • The Clare School

During the day, approximately 100 young people participated in a range of activities including:

  • Badminton
  • Boccia
  • Duathlon
  • Kurling
  • Table Tennis

The activities were delivered by representatives from Active Norfolk, as well as volunteers from local community clubs. The event was also supported by young leaders from Diss High School.

You can view and purchase photos from the day by clicking here.

One of the young leaders, Will Ashwood in Y12 at Diss HS, highlighted the experience he had gained from being involved in the day:

“I really enjoyed the opportunity to interact with a variety of different people and experience new activities. In school, we usually have to lead things independently so it was great to work alongside and learn from the local club representatives. Being involved in an event like this has helped me to see the value of sport and the impact that it can have on everyone – when they achieve and get success, it makes you feel good as well. I’m really keen to continue volunteering in the future and would now be confident to lead the new activities we covered today.”

 Mrs (Emma) Somers from Diss High School who accompanied the young leaders also praised the event:

“It’s given us an opportunity to create some really good links. We’re now looking at working with The Clare School to do some training on signing and also liaising with Active Norfolk about them coming in to deliver a course on Adapted Sports.”

 Ellen Vanlint, Sports Development Officer at Active Norfolk, added, “This event is always very popular and thoroughly enjoyed by the schools who attend. We’re really lucky to have the support of local volunteers and the expertise and enthusiasm they bring to the day – it’s always such a good atmosphere. I would particularly like to thank:

  • Suzanne Benton (Badminton)
  • Mark & Lindsey Dare (Wensum Table Tennis Club)
  • Aaron Roberts (Active Norfolk)
  • Paul Evans (Active Norfolk)
  • The young leaders from Diss HS

We’re already starting to plan the next Special School Games event which will be taking place in the Summer Term (23/06/17) and as always we would welcome new schools to get involved.”

The result from the day were as follows:

 

BOCCIA
SLD MLD
1 The Clare School 1 SIdestrand Hall School B
2 John Grant School 2 Fred Nicholson School A
3 Hall School 3 Sidestrand Hall School A

 

KURLING
SLD MLD
1 John Grant School 1 Fred Nicholson School A
2 The Clare School 2 Fred Nicholson School B
3 Hall School 3 Sidestrand Hall School A

 

BADMINTON
SLD MLD
1 John Grant School A 1 Fred Nicholson School U16 A
2 Hall School A 2 Fred Nicholson School U14 A
3 The Clare School A 3 Fred Nicholson School U16 B

 

DUATHLON
SLD MLD
1 John Grant School 1 Fred Nicholson School B
2 The Clare School 2 Sidestrand Hall School A
3 Hall School 3 Sidestrand Hall School B

 

TABLE TENNIS
SLD MLD
1 John Grant School 1 Sidestrand Hall School A
2 Hall School 2 Fred Nicholson School A
3 The Clare School 3 Fred Nicholson School B

The Norfolk School Games Winter Finals concludes tomorrow with pupils from Y1 to Y10 competing in a variety of sports including Key Steps Gymnastics, Sportshall Athletics and Indoor Rowing. You can keep up to date with all of the action by following us on social media. Simply search for “Norfolk School Games” on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Day 2 – Over 600 Norfolk Pupils Take Part in School Games Cross Country Finals

Friday 10th February saw day 2 of the 2017 Norfolk School Games Winter Finals take place at Gresham’s School in Holt. The second day of the Games saw over 600 young runners take part in the Yr 3-6 cross country finals.

Each of the participants had qualified to represent their local School Sports Partnership (SSP) by taking part in a prior qualifying competition. Each SSP team included 80 runners made up of 10 boys and girls from each of years 3/4/5/6.

Despite the cold temperatures and the odd snow flurry, everyone kept in high spirits and the sun even made an appearance towards the end of the afternoon.

Pupils were given the chance to walk the courses prior to the first race to familiarise themselves with the route.

Each of the races was tremendously exciting with runners setting off at a blazing pace. Runners were cheered on by hundreds of spectators who had come to watch the top young runners in the country compete.

The young runners completed the following distances;

• Year 3 (boys & girls) – 1000m
• Year 4 (boys & girls) – 1200m
• Year 5 (boys & girls) – 1400m
• Year 6 (boys & girls) – 1600m

To download the full results from each race please click here.

You can also view and purchase a selection of photos, of each race taken by our event photographer by clicking here.

The event was supported by sports leaders from Alderman Peel High School, who acted as marshals to help guide runners around the course.

The 2017 Norfolk School Games Finals continue with Day 3 on Thursday 2nd March when the Special School Games & Primary School Swimming Gala is held at Sportspark, UEA.

Day 1 – Hundreds of Pupils From Across Norfolk Compete in School Games Tag Rugby Finals Despite Wet Weather

On Wednesday 1st February the County Finals of the Norfolk School Games Tag Rugby event were hosted at Norwich Rugby Club.

Schools from across the county had been competing at level 2 events within school sports partnerships to establish qualifiers for the county finals.

There were two competitions running alongside each other. One for 16 primary schools and the other for 13 small schools. Each team consisted of squads of 12 and 10 respectively from Year Groups 4-6.  A total of more than 400 participants.  Matches were 8 a-side, including at least 2 girls per team and lasted 10 minutes. Sports Leaders from Northgate High – Dereham, Wymondham College, Iceni Academy and Easton College were on hand to officiate each match, after a detailed briefing from the Rugby Football Union team.

Other schools were also invited to attend a festival event hosted by the RFU and again supported by the Sports Leaders. This enabled some less experienced children to enjoy some development skills coaching and some competitive action.

Despite a heavy early mist the action got underway by 11.15am. Schools had been placed into Groups of 4 and played each other in a Round Robin format. Once these matches had been completed and lunch consumed, teams continued to play in new Round Robin groups (top eight teams in the cup competition and the other eight in the plate competition) depending on where they had finished in the morning groups.

After the second round of group matches, each school had played 6 matches. it was then time for the finals. The pitches were just about holding up and it was great to see so many smiley faces,  who all seemed to be enjoying the wet and muddy conditions.

Final Standings:

Large Schools – Cup Competition
  1. Robert Kett
  2. Fakenham
  3. Hillcrest
  4. Wicklewood
  5. Millfield
  6. Toftwood
  7. Coltishall
  8. Carbrooke
Large Schools – Plate Competition
  1. Notre Dame
  2. North Wootton
  3. Attleborough
  4. Blofield
  5. Homefield
  6. Firside
  7. Woodlands
  8. St Francis of Assisi
Small Schools – Cup Competition
  1. Downham Prep
  2. Salhouse
  3. Gt Hockham
  4. Gresham Village
  5. Bawburgh
  6. Spooner Row
  7. Wreningham
  8. Glebe House
Small Schools – Plate Competition
  1. Methwold
  2. Kenninghall
  3. Northwold
  4. Langham
  5. Fairhaven

It was a fantastic day of rugby, with over 100 matches being played.

At the morning briefing players were made aware of the core values of both the School Games and the Rugby Football Union. Players and Staff were invited to nominate anybody for a Sportsmanship Award. This award was for showing the following attributes: respect, honesty, teamwork, enjoyment, discipline and sportsmanship.

Nominations came in thick and fast, with over 20 players receiving a Sportsmanship Award.

The 2017 Norfolk School Games Finals continue on Friday 10th February when the Yr 3-6 Cross Country Finals takes place at Gresham’s School in Holt.

Norwich SSP Introduce Year 3 Swimmers to Their School Games Competition

Thursday Norwich SSP held a swimming gala for pupils in Year 3-4 at the Sportspark. The aim of the gala was to provide the next step on from school swimming lessons and to provide pupils a pathway into the sport of swimming.

Approximately 80 Yr 3-4 pupils from 6 different schools took part in the gala. Many of the pupils there were taking part in their first ever competitive swimming gala.

The gala was help in the inspiring setting of the Sportspark at the University of East Anglia (UEA). Pupils had the opportunity to take part in a number of individual events as well as freestyle and medley relays. All races were held over 25m.

The year 4 pupils who won there individual races are now invited to represent the SSP at the upcoming Norfolk School Games Yr 4-6 swimming finals which will be held on Thursday 2nd March at the Sportspark.

If your child took part in the gala, or they enjoy swimming at school, check out the clubs page of the Norwich SSP website to find links to local swimming clubs.

www.norwichssp.co.uk

West Norfolk Tag Rugby teams brave the cold.

17 teams from 16 schools travelled to West Norfolk Rugby Club on a very cold January day to compete in the Level 2 of the School Games.

Both large and small school competitions were held alongside each other and great tag rugby was witnessed throughout the morning by a good crowd of teachers and parents.

Results as follows:

Small Schools

1st =Downham Prep

2nd =Glebe House

3rd =Sandringham and West Newton

Large Schools

1st = Hillcrest

2nd = North Wootton

3rd = South Wootton

4th = St Martha’s

We look forward to seeing the top 2 teams from each competition  representing West Norfolk at the Level 3 County finals of the School Games on Wednesday 1st February.

WNDSSP Sportshall Athletics, very noisy and great fun!

It was a day of fast-paced fun & plenty of action as 16 teams competed in the West Norwich & Dereham SSP School Games Sportshall Athletics Competition at the UEA Sportspark.

Over 300 children took part in the days activities, as 12 Schools battled it out in the Big Schools competition and 4 Schools took part in the Small Schools event. Adam from Sportshall UK was on hand to ensure the atmosphere was electric throughout and the enthusiasm levels never dipped below 100%!

Through a combination of track and field events, the children scored points for their School and each & every one of them can be proud of the effort they put in. In amongst the fierce competition it was great to see so many children enjoying themselves and it all combined to make a fantastic event that must have looked great to the watching parents.

The Big & Small Schools were competing in separate Boys & Girls competitions, and after the Athletic events were all finished the Top 3 in each were as follows…

Big School Girls – 1st TOFTWOOD JNR, 2nd DRAYTON JNR, 3rd DEREHAM JNR

Big School Boys – 1st DRAYTON JNR, 2nd TOFTWOOD JNR, 3rd FIRSIDE/DEREHAM JNR (Tie)

Small School Girls – 1st LYNG, 2nd GT.WITCHINGHAM, 3rd HOCKERING/GARVESTONE (Tie)

Small School Boys – 1st LYNG, 2nd HOCKERING, 3rd GT.WITCHINGHAM

Congratulations to the winners in each of the above categories as they go through to represent WNDSSP at the County Level 3 School Games finals in March 2017. A full set of results from the day (including combined boy/girl scores & placings) can be seen on their website; www.wndssp.co.uk

Well done to all the schools that took part;  Drayton Jnr, Firside Jnr, Costessey Jnr, Reepham, Gt.Witchingham, Scarning, Dereham Jnr, Swanton Morley, Lyng, Hockering, Thomas Bullock, Toftwood Jnr, Garvestone, Mattishall, Easton St.Peter’s & St,Augustines.

A huge thanks must go to Adam from Sportshall UK for delivering such a superb event, and to the Leaders from Taverham High School who did a brilliant job of officiating & recording results. Also, thank you to the UEA Sportspark for hosting the event.

Our first ‘This Girl Can’ Secondary Festival a great success!

Last Friday saw 4 of our North Norfolk Secondary schools attend a fantastic ‘This Girl Can’ event organised by Chloe Pedlow, School Games Organiser as part of our new approach to the level 2 school games for key stage 3 pupils.

The event aimed to help girls find new activities they would like to try again back at school. They each got to have a go at 4 different sports activities and say what they thought about each one.  Was it for them? Did they enjoy it? And would they do it again?

Leaders from Cromer Academy helped deliver the sessions of football and obstacle courses while coaches delivered karate and cricket.

Of course, there was lots of smiles and giggles whilst being physically active but they did manage the time to do a mannequin challenge brilliantly;

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www.northnorfolkssp.co.uk

 

Norfolk Summer School Games Finals – Day 5 Report

Today was the fifth and final day of the 2016 Norfolk Summer School Games Finals and was blessed with beautiful weather. The event was delivered in partnership with Norfolk County FA.

Day five of the Games was based at the Football Development Centre (FDC) in Norwich and included the Yr 3-4 Girls Football Finals and the Yr 4-6 Mixed Football Finals.

Yr 3-4 Girls Football Finals

Sixteen teams of girls from across the County came together to take part in the Yr 3-4 Girls Football Finals.

Teams were split into four groups with teams competing in a round robin format. Once all of teh fixtures had been completed the top two teams from each group progressed into the Cup Competition with the bottom two teams in each group going in to the Plate Competition.

The Cup/Plate competitions were both split into two groups with teams again competing against each other in a round robin format.

At the culmination of those groups the teams that finished in the same position in each of the Cup groups played off for overall positions (1st to 8th). The same happened for the teams in the Plate competition who played off for 9th-16th position. The headline results were;

Cup Competition

1st – Costessey Junior School (West Norwich & Dereham SSP)

2nd – Woodlands Primary Academy (East Norfolk SSP)

3rd – Dussindale Primary School (Norwich East SSP)

Plate Competition

1st – Docking Primary School (West Norfolk SSP)

2nd – Scarning Primary School (West Norwich and Dereham SSP)

3rd – Diamond Academy (Breckland SSP)

You can download the full results from the event by clicking here. You can view a gallery of photos taken of all of the action by visiting the Photo Gallery section.

Yr 4-6 Mixed Football Finals

At the same time as the Yr 3-4 Girls competition was underway, 13 teams from some of the county’s small schools (<125 pupils) were battling it out in their own Football Finals for boys and girls in Yr 4-6.

Teams were initially split into two groups, one of 6 teams and one of 7. They then played against in each with the teams that finished in the same position in each group playing off against each other for overall positions.

1st – Corpusty Primary School (West Norwich and Dereham SSP)

2nd – Banham Primary School (South Norfolk SSP)

3rd – Preston Primary School (South Norfolk SSP)

To see the full breakdown of results from the mixed football finals please click here.

All of the matches in the two competitions were refereed by student leaders from the Dereham Education and Soccer Academy (DESA).

You can also view and purchase photos from both of the events included in Day 5 of the Games by clicking here.

Norfolk Summer School Games Finals – Day 4 Report

Day 4 of the Summer Finals was at risk of being affected by some forecasted heavy rain, thunder and lightning but the bad weather held off and the Games went ahead as planned.

The penultimate day of the Summer Games Finals included; Yr 1-2 & 3-4 Tri Golf Finals, Yr 5-6 Girls Kwik Cricket Finals, Yr 7-13 Angling Finals.

Yr 1-2 & 3-4 Tri Golf Finals

It was the Tri Golf Finals that were at most risk of being affected by any O63A5003bad weather so it was moved inside into the Easton College Tennis Centre.

The competition was split into two age categories with Yr 1-2 and Yr 3-4 pupils competing against each other. Pupils competed in teams of 10, with 5 boys and 5 girls in each team. All of the teams that took part in the Finals had qualified to take part by competing in local qualifying competitions

Teams took part in a range of Tri Golf activities which challenged them in a range of fundamental golf skills. All of the activities were delivered by volunteers from local golf clubs and student leaders from City College Norwich.

Teams scored points dependent on their performances in each activity. At the end of the event each teams total points scored was calculated and the overall rankings were announced. The top three teams in each category were

Yr 1-2 Competition

1st – Bluebell Primary School (Norwich SSP)

2nd – Gayton Primary School (West Norfolk SSP)

3rd – Holt Community Primary School (North Norfolk SSP)

Yr 3-4 Competition

1st – Holt Community Primary School (North Norfolk SSP)

2nd – Trowse Primary School (South Norfolk SSP)

3rd – Sprowston Junior School (Norwich East SSP)

To download the full breakdown of results click here. You can view and purchase photos of the Tri Golf Finals by clicking here.

Yr 5-6 Girls Kwik Cricket Finals

Meanwhile at Old Buckenham Cricket O63A5104Club, the Yr 5-6 Girls Kwik Cricket Finals were underway. Seven teams qualified to represent their SSP in the Finals which were delivered in partnership with Norfolk Cricket Board.
During the morning, teams competed against each other in a round robin format. Some rain showers did disrupt play for a short while but it didn’t dampen the young cricketers spirits or enthusiasm. At the end of the morning session the top four teams progressed into a Cup Competition and the bottom three went into the Plate Competition.
The top four teams then took part in semi finals to decide which two teams would play in the final for 1st/2nd place. The losing teams then played against each other to decide 3rd/4th place.
1st – St Williams Primary School (Norwich East SSP)
2nd – Holt Primary School (North Norfolk SSP)
3rd – Wreningham Primary School (South Norfolk SSP)
Download the full results to see the full breakdown of where each team finished. To view photos of the competition please click here.
The event was supported by officials from Old Buckenham Cricket Club and  staff from Norfolk Cricket Board.

Yr 7-13 Angling Finals

The School Games Angling Finals were held at Barford Lakes just outside O63A4838Norwich.  Two teams of three pupils from each of the eight SSPs qualified for the Finals.

The mid morning rain didn’t hold up the competition with one angler from each team being split across the venues three lakes (Top Lake, Pleasure Lake, Match Lake). Team captains drew lots to decide where on the lake each member of the team would fish from.

Once anglers had set up their equipment the horn was sounded and they had three hours to catch the greatest weight of fish as they could. Anglers used a variety of tactics and techniques and showed great determination and patience throughout the match.

At the end of the 3 hours, each anglers haul was weighed and points were awarded to the pupils within each section who had caught the greatest weight of fish. The points of each team member were then added together to give each team a total score.

1st – West Norfolk SSP

2nd – North Norfolk SSP

3rd – Breckland SSP

To view the full breakdown of result please click here. Our professional photographer took a series of photographs of the competition, you can view them and purchase copies here.

Day 5 of the Games will be held tomorrow and will include the Yr 3-4 Girls Football Finals which will be held at the FDC in Norwich.

Norfolk Summer School Games Finals – Day 3 Report

Day 3 of the Summer School Games Finals included four separate events in a range of sports and catered for boys and girls for a range of age groups.

Yr 3-4 Mini Tennis

The Yr 3-4 Mini Tennis Finals took place at the Easton College Tennis Centre. Fifteen teams of four pupils (2 boys and 2 girls) competed on behalf of their local School Sport Partnership (SSP) to be crowned 2016 Norfolk School Games champions.

During the morning of the event, teams were split into groups and competed against each other in a round robin format. The results of these groups then decided the fixtures for the afternoon playoffs where teams battled it out for overall positions.
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1st – Catton Grove Primary – (Norwich East SSP)

2nd – St Williams Primary – (Norwich East SSP)

3rd – North Elmham Primary – (West Norwich & Dereham SSP)

You can download the full results by clicking here. You can also view and purchase photos from the event by clicking here.
The event was delivered in partnership with coaches and staff from Easton College Tennis Centre and supported by sports leaders from Cromer Academy.
Yr 5-6 High 5 Netball

The Yr 5-6 High 5 Netball Finals were held at the O63A4555Sportspark and saw 29 teams of 8 girls/boys from across the county taking part in two separate competitions. One competition was for big schools (>125 pupils) and the other was for small schools (<125 pupils).

The action continued throughout the day despite some mixed weather that saw periods of warm sunshine followed by showers.

Teams in the big schools competition were split into four groups with teams competing against each other ion a round robing format. The top two teams from each group then went forward into the Cup competition with the bottom two teams going into the Plate competition.

Within the Cup and Plate competitions teams were again split into two groups who played against each other in a round robin format. The teams that finished in the same position in each of the groups then played off for overall placings (eg 1st in Group 1 vs 1st in Group 2 for 1st/2nd overall etc).

At the end of the day the headline results were;

1st – Cringleford Primary School – (Norwich SSP)

2nd – Homefield Primary School – (East Norfolk SSP)

3rd – Attleborough Junior School – (Breckland SSP)

In the Small Schools competition, 13 teams were split into two groups would played against each other. The finishing positions for each group were then used to play teams off against each other for overall positions as in the Big Schools competition.

The results were;

1st – Garboldisham Primary School – (South Norfolk SSP)

2nd – Wreningham Primary School – (South Norfolk SSP)

3rd – Sandringham Primary School – (West Norfolk SSP)

To download the full list of results from both teh Big and Small School events please click here. To view/purchase photos from the High 5 Netball Finals visit here.

The event was supported by volunteer officials from a number of local netball clubs as well as sports leaders from Norwich School and Reepham High School.

The event also had a VIP guest in the form of England Netball player Lindsay Keable. Lindsay spent all day talking to the young players, signing autographs and having her photo taken. The pupils were very interested to hear all about how Lindsay got in to netball and how often she trains amongst many other good questions.

Yr 7-8 & 9-10 Triathlon Finals

In recent years the Games has included an Aquathlon (swim/run) O63A4692event for pupils in Yr 7-8 & 9-10. NEW for 2016 this was expanded into a Triathlon (swim/cycle/run) event to challenge the pupils even further.

The swim legs were held in the Sportspark pool and the run and cycle legs taking place over the road in Earlham Park. The event was delivered in partnership with Tri A Sport CIC.

The results were;

Yr 7-8 Boys

1st – Callum Steadman (West Norwich & Dereham SSP)

2nd – Callum Steadman (Norwich East SSP)

3rd – Matthew Munnings (South Norfolk SSP)

Yr 7-8 Girls

1st – Kate Willis (North Norfolk SSP)

2nd – Fenke Rosbergen (West Norwich & Dereham SSP)

3rd – Tilly Merrick (North Norfolk SSP)

Yr 9-10 Boys

1st – Chris Halsam (North Norfolk SSP)

2nd – Sam Ross (West Norwich & Dereham SSP)

3rd – Mal Staff (Norwich East SSP)

Yr 9-10 Girls

1st – Naryce Anderson (Norwich East SSP)

2nd – Victoria Lloyd (North Norfolk SSP)

3rd – Maysie Steadman (West Norwich & Dereham SSP)

To download the full results please click here. You can also view and purchase photos of the exciting new event by clicking here.

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Pupils from the county’s special schools took part in an exciting day of sports competitions. The events were split in those for pupils with Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD) and Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD).

Teams of pupils from each school competed again each other in athletics, archery, rowing and tennis.

The headline results were;

Rowing

MLD – 1st – Fred Nic B, 2nd – Sidestrand 1, 3rd –  Fred Nic 1

SLD – 1st – John Grant, 2nd – Harford Manor B, 3rd – Clare School

Tennis

MLD – 1st –  Fred Nic, 2nd – Sidestrand

SLD – 1st – John Grant, 2nd – Harford Manor, 3rd – Clare School

To view photos from the Special School Games please click here.

Norfolk Summer School Games Finals – Day 2 Report

Today was the second day of the 2016 Norfolk Summer School Games Finals and hundreds of pupils from across the County took part. The action was split between the Sportspark at the UEA and Horsford Cricket Club.

The Norfolk School Games aims to increase the number of young people take part in competitive sport. The Games is part of the national School Games programme and is sponsored locally by the Sportspark.

Yr 7-10 Athletics Finals

Over 500 high school pupils from across the County came together today to represent their local School Sport Partnership (SSP) in the Yr 7-10 athletics final. The sun shone all day long and it provided hot conditions for the competitors. Temperatures were hot on the track too with some incredible action in all events.

The event was supported by volunteers from City of Norwich Athletics Club and also had a VIP guest in the form of Olympic Sprinter Abi Oyepitan.

Pupils competed in a range of track and field events and scored points for their SSP team based on their finishing positions.

At the end of the event the overall results and were announced as below;

1st – South Norfolk SSPAthletics

2nd – East Norfolk SSP

3rd – West Norwich and Dereham SSP

4th – West Norfolk SSP

=5th – Norwich SSP

=5th – Norwich East SSP

7th – Breckland SSP

8th – North Norfolk SSP

You can view the full breakdown of results for boys and girls by visiting the Results section of this site.

Rob McCombe, School Games Organiser for West Norwich and Dereham SSP commented;

“Todays event gave hundreds of young athletes from across Norfolk the opportunity to represent their school sport partnership against other young people. We would like to thank all of the staff and volunteers who helped run events and make the Finals such a great success”.

Yr 5-6 Mixed Kwik Cricket Finals

Meanwhile on the other side of Norwich, young cricketers from Primary Schools from across the county were taking part in the Norfolk School Games Yr 5-6 Mixed Kwik Cricket Finals. The event was held at Horsford Cricket Club and delivered in partnership with the Norfolk Cricket Board.

All of the 16 teams that took part in the Finals had qualified by taking part in local competitions held by each of Norfolk’s eight School Sports Partnerships (SSPs).

During the morning of the event, teams were split in to 4 groups and competed against each other in a round robin format across 8 pitches. The top 2 teams in each group progressed into a Cup competition in the afternoon whilst the bottom two teams went into a Plate competition. Within each competition teams played off for overall standings.

The final results were;

Cup CompetitionCricket

1st – Attleborough Junior School (Breckland SSP)

2nd – Brooke VC Primary School (South Norfolk SSP)

3rd – Poringland Primary School (South Norfolk SSP)

Plate Competition

1st – Corpusty Primary School (West Norwich and Dereham SSP)

All of the umpires for the competition were provided by the Norfolk Cricket Board with Sports Leaders from Cromer Academy assisting with umpiring and scoring.

At the end of the event staff from the Norfolk Cricket Board awarded a “Spirit of the Games” award to the team from Millfield Primary School (North Norfolk SSP) for “overall sportsmanship and team enthusiasm throughout the day”.
You can view a gallery of photos taken of both events by clicking here. You can also purchase copies of your favourite photos for a small charge.

Dont forget that you can follow all of the action from the Games by following it on Twitter (@NorfolkSchGames) and Facebook (Search “Norfolk School Games“).

Playground to Podium Festival engages more pupils in school sport – Day 1 Report

Today over 200 pupils from across the county came together O63A0012
to take part in the Norfolk School Games Playground to Podium Festival. The festival aimed to provide pupils with a Special Educational Need or Disability (SEND) with the opportunity to represent their school in a fun school sport event.

The festival was held at the Sportspark at the UEA in Norwich and saw pupils take part in a wide variety of different activities including; wheelchair basketball, boccia, tennis, athletics, table tennis, judo, cricket and football.

All activities were delivered by local community coaches and supported by sports leaders from City College Norwich and Easton and Otley College.

Jo Thompson, County School Games Organiser for Active Norfolk said;O63A0140

“We are really pleased with how today’s event has gone. It was great to see so many different pupils having the chance to represent their school at a sports event alongside pupils from other schools.”

Lucy Hinde from Firside Junior commented;

“Fantastic. Brilliantly organised and priceless for our children. When we mention it their eyes light up. Smiles all round”

Gary Hyden from The Clare School added;

Superbly organised events, set at just the right level to keep pupils engaged and enthused to participate to the best of their abilities”

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The Norfolk School Games will continue on Tuesday 21st June when qualifying teams from across Norfolk come together at Horsford Cricket Club for the Yr 5-6 Mixed Kwik Cricket Finals and also at Sportspark where Yr 7-10 pupils will compete in the School Games Athletics Finals.

You can follow all of the action by following the Games on Twitter (@NorfolkSchGames) or on Facebook (“Norfolk School Games”).

FREE Angling Taster Evening for Secondary School staff at Barford Lakes

FREE Angling Taster Evening For Secondary School Staff – Tuesday 24th May 4pm – 6.30pm at Barford Lakes

A FREE event to introduce school staff to the joys of angling. Food on arrival included! BBQ Pulled pork roll with homemade coleslaw.

All equipment, bait and coaching is provided and the evening is designed to introduce school staff to the social benefits of angling, the facilities at Barford Lakes and the coaching opportunities available.

Since Angling has been part of the Norfolk School Games we have found that the event has involved pupils not normally engaged in other school sport. A fantastic reason to come along and find out how your school can take up this opportunity and help get particular pupils involved.

Angling develops social skills, particularly empathy, builds confidence and self-esteem and helps build the ability to maintain concentration, filter out distractions and control behaviour.  Participating in activities within green spaces has long been associated with improved wellbeing.

To book your place please email stating ‘Angling Taster’ the number of places and your school name to; norfolkschoolgames@outlook.com

N.B. please state if you require a vegetarian/gluten free food option.

Sportspark to Sponsor School Games for another Four Years

Sportspark announce their continued support to the Norfolk School Games for the next four years.

Phil Steele, director of sport at Sportspark, said: “We are really proud of our involvement with the Norfolk School Games, it is fantastic to see so many young people enjoying the facilities we have to offer and I look forward to continuing to support this amazing event.”

Stephen Hulme, development manager at Active Norfolk, said “We are thrilled that Sportspark has agreed to continue to support the school games. The inspiration that school games events create for a young person should not be underestimated.”

Norfolk Winter School Games – Day 7 Report

Today was the 7th and final day of the Norfolk Winter School Games Finals and it culminated with 150 pupils from 8 of the county’s special schools coming together for the 2016 Special School Games.

The day was split into two 2 hour sessions with pupils taking part in new age curling and badminton during the morning session, and duathlon and table tennis during the afternoon session. Pupils competed on behalf of their schools and were awarded points based on their performances. School teams were split into two categories; Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD) and Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD). All activities were delivered by coaches from local community sports clubs.

At the end of the Games the points were added up and the overall results were;

New Age Curling

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1st – Sidestrand B

2nd – Fred Nicolson B

3rd – Sidestrand A

SLD

1st – John Grant

2nd – Clare School

3rd – Hall School

BadmintonSpecial1

 MLD

1st – Fred Nicolson C

2nd – Sidestrand C

3rd – Sidestrand A

 SLD

1st – Clare School B

2nd – Hall School A

3rd – John Grant ASpecial5

Table Tennis

 MLD

1st – Sidestrand B

2nd – Sidestrand A

3rd – Fred Nicholson A

SLD

1st – John Grant

2nd – Clare SchoolSpecial4

3rd – Hall School

Duathlon

 MLD

1st – Sidestrand A

2nd – Fred Nic B

3rd – Sidestrand B

 SLD

1st – John Grant

2nd – Clare School

3rd – Hall School

You can view photos of the pupils taking part in all of the activities by clicking here.

Whilst the Winter School Games programme has now come to an end, schools are now able to enter qualifying competitions for the Summer School Games programme. Schools should contact their local School Sports Partnership (SSP) for information about upcoming qualifying events.

Norfolk Winter School Games – Day 6 Report

On day 6 of the 2016 Norfolk Winter School Games, over 200 pupils from across the country took part in a Playground to Podium Festival. The festival aimed to engage more young people who have a Special Educational Need or Disability (SEND) in school sport.

Pupils from the following 21 schools took part in the festival;

  • Wymondham CollegeP2P 2
  • Old Buckenham High School
  • Diss High School
  • Hobart High School
  • Clare School
  • St Francis of Assisi Catholic Primary School
  • Bure Valley Primary School
  • Jane Austin College
  • Sprowston High School
  • Blofield Primary School
  • St Williams Primary SchoolP2P 3
  • Acle St Edmond Primary School
  • Mundesley Junior School
  • Sheringham High School
  • Aylsham High School
  • Little Snoring Primary School
  • North Denes
  • Dereham Neatherd High School
  • Hellesdon High School
  • Toftwood Primary School
  • Firside Junior School

Pupils were split into 4 groups; physically disabled, hearing impaired, visually impaired and wheelchair users. Each group was given the opportunity to take part in three activities from the following list;

  • JudoP2P 1
  • Tennis
  • Golf
  • Cricket
  • Football
  • Wheelchair basketball
  • Wheelchair tennis
  • Boccia
  • Gymnastics
  • Athletics

All of the activities were delivered by coaches from local sports clubs and national governing bodies with support from volunteers from City of Norwich School, Diss High School and Easton and Otley College.

You can view photos of the pupils taking part in each of the activities by clicking here.

The 2016 Norfolk Winter School Games will conclude tomorrow with the Special School Games which will be held at the Sportspark in Norwich.